"I keep telling you guys this, because it's true: Hitting is contagious," Dozier said. "When the guys start heating up around you, you want to do the same, and good things happen. A lot of people in the lineup are seeing the ball pretty well."
Dozier began the barrage with a 383-foot two-run homer to left on an 86 mph splitter that left his bat at 105 mph, per Statcast™. Plouffe, in his first game back from a right groin strain, deposited a slider 388 feet into the left-field stands after a six-pitch at-bat. Finally, Kepler hit his third homer of the season to complete the trifecta, pulling an Eovaldi curveball for a 352-foot homer into the short porch in right field.
"This park is definitely home run-friendly," said Twins manager Paul Molitor. "Every park's got its own little quirks, and this one is home run-friendly, especially to right field."
The last time the Twins had homered six times in a game was July 6, 2007, in the second game of a doubleheader against the White Sox, when Justin Morneau went deep three times and was joined by Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and Jeff Cirillo in a 12-0 victory.
According to Dozier, the Twins had been seeing the ball well against Eovaldi and it was only a matter of time before the outburst.
"We squared up a lot of balls," Dozier said. "I know we only had two hits through however many innings, but a lot of those outs were loud outs. That's how you know when people are locked in -- when you get loud outs."
The Twins had been held to two runs over their previous 19 innings.
Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.